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Our new range of wear-forever pieces will create a timeless capsule wardrobe, from contemporary tailoring to sleek accessories

The biker jacket

If you want to create a fuss-free and long-lasting capsule wardrobe of everyday staples, look no further than our brand-new M&S Icons collection. Trust us: we don’t use the word icon lightly, but these essential pieces have more than earned the accolade. Our favourite is the timeless biker jacket. This girlfriend-cut biker is made from pebbled faux-leather with an asymmetric fastening and notched lapels, as well as silver-tone studs and hardware. It will carry you through those tricky in-between months when it’s too warm for your big coat, but you still need light layers. The longline cut makes it ultra-wearable, while adjustable buckles at waist ensure a personalised fit.

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The merino roll-neck

Hands up: who lives in roll-necks during the cooler months? This staple black design is one of the best we’ve tried. It’s made from soft pure merino wool for a luxurious feel. Cut with an easy-to-wear regular fit, it’s naturally breathable to keep you comfortable all day long.

Wear it for both work and play. Team it with smart trousers or a tailored midi skirt for the office or formal occasions, and swap for ecru jeans and comfy trainers for weekend adventures. We also love a roll-neck jumper worn over a satin slip dress for a sophisticated evening look. Just add a pair of knee-high boots.

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The checked suit

Great tailoring is the cornerstone of any successful capsule wardrobe. If you’re hunting for the perfect trouser suit (believe us, we’ve been there) look no further than this grey Prince of Wales check option. Featuring a striking double-breasted jacket with eye-catching button detail and wide-leg trousers, it’ll look just as good out for dinner or drinks as it does at the office.

There’s nothing cooler than a trouser suit and a white T-shirt – team with retro trainers to keep things casual. Eke further mileage out of the suit by wearing as separates: the blazer is natural partner for a pair of smart jeans, while the high-waisted trousers look chic with everything from roll-neck tops to crisp cotton shirts.

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The cigarette jeans

If you want a fail-safe pair of everyday bottoms, cigarette jeans could fit the bill. With a straight fit from hip to ankle that’s not too tight or too baggy, these timeless jeans suit everyone and are ideal if you want a streamlined look without being too figure hugging. Flattering and versatile, they come in a rinsed indigo wash with rolled ankle-grazer hems for an authentic look. Choose from three lengths for a personalised fit.

Double denim is a key trend this season, so throw a classic denim jacket over the top. If you’re heading on a night out, cigarette jeans partner brilliantly with a going-out top and with strappy heels: always a winning formula. Finish with a tweed blazer or our faux-leather biker jacket.

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The saddle bag

Finding the perfect handbag is the holy grail for accessories aficionados. An everyday staple, this structured handbag is a wardrobe essential for any minimalist. Just the right weight, the right shape, and sturdy enough to stand up to regular wear. Choose from luxe black or retro-chic tan. The classic design, sleek faux-leather material and gold twist-lock fastening creates an elevated look, whilst a detachable cross-body strap makes it ideal for on the go. Plus, it comes at a price you’ll love.

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The go-to loafers

Got your autumn loafers sorted? Every capsule wardrobe requires a pair of comfy-yet-stylish flat shoes, and these black loafers with statement hardware tick all the boxes. Made with responsibly sourced leather, they also boast Insolia Flex technology in the insoles which carefully redistributes weight to improve your posture and alleviate pressure. Try styling with ribbed white ankle socks for a preppy look that feels on point for September.

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Words: Dulcie Emerson and Emily Sutherland

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